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Romantic Anger and Byrons Curse The men who grow angry with corruption and impatient at injustice and through those sentiments favour the abettor of revolution have an obvious apology to palliate their error theirs is the excess of a virtuous feeling At the same time however amiable may be the source of their error the error itself is probably fraught with consequences pernicious to mankind Godwin On Revolutions Enquiry Concerning Political Justice 1793 And the just man rages in the wilds Where lions roam Blake The Argument The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 1789 Between the years 1780 and 1830 two closely-related developments in Europe changed utterly the function and form of anger in public discourse and so marked the advent of the modern political and cultural world First the French Revolution brought the issue of anger to the forefront of English consciousness and inspired intense debate over the place of that emotion in and in creating the new forms of civil society From its beginnings the Revolution was centered in an assertion that the anger of the people deserved respect and had a legitimacy of its own Yet as it democratized anger the Revolution and the Terror demonstrated the dangers of unbounded public rage leaving conflict an ambiguous inheritance for English writers1 Second the periodical press began a phase of rapid expansion that transformed the substance style and speed of public discourse Printing technologies allowed for the dissemination of angry rhetoric across lines of class and nation and hel ped establish the right of an outraged people to redress2 The democratization of anger meant that learning to marshal the outrage of the populace took on radically new urgency and the periodicals were there to step into the breach By way of anger the new medium discovered its demagogic powers In England particularly where large-scale revolutionary violence never took place the printing press became the engine of a war of
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